There are 7 continents on the planet
Earth. The largest continent is Asia. Africa is the 2nd largest
continent. It's three times the size of the United States.
has five big rivers. The top three are the Nile, the Congo, and the
Africa borders two
oceans, the Atlantic and the Indian. It has thousands of miles of
coastline, but very few natural harbors. If you were traveling by boat
and tried to pull into shore, you most probably would be tossed
against the huge rocks along the coastline. This provided a natural
barrier for Africa, to protect the continent from invasion.
all its size, Africa has some mountains, like the Atlas Mountains in
the south, but compared to other mountain ranges like the Alps in
Europe, Africa's mountains are not very big.
is home, however, to the longest river (the Nile) and the largest
desert (the Sahara, the famous Sea of Sand) in the world. Other parts
of Africa are rainforests, grasslands and savannahs, and forests.
Africa is a diverse place.
Map Match (flash)
River (also known as the Zaire)
(Univ Texas, Perry collection)
Geography Quiz - Click on the map to answer